SMART is delighted to host D.Dhanuraj, long term partner of SMART in India, for a Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture on Oct 27. We will also have presentations by two local members of the SMART Network.
Cathy Tway, R&D Director at Dow Chemical Company, will give a seminar titled "Energy and Innovation in the Chemical Industry." The event will be held at 1017 H.H. Dow.
More than 95% of all manufactured products rely on chemistry and 90% of chemical processes employ catalysts to enhance production efficiency. The U.S. chemical industry consumes 5 quadrillion Btus of energy, so catalysts and related energy efficiency improvements play an important role in sustainably employing energy.
The University of Michigan's 2014 Celebrate Invention reception to honor the contributions from U-M inventors will be held Tuesday, October 28, from 3 - 6 pm at the Michigan League Ballroom. Welcoming remarks will begin at 4:30 pm. Guests will include U-M inventors who have contributed to discoveries, issued patents and technology licenses during FY 2014, as well as our University Deans, Officers and commercialization partners from the community.
Many remote communities struggle with reliable access to energy and water. One-size-fits-all systems configured from developed world technologies are often not effective as each location has their own resources, environmental characteristics, water demands, and energy needs. Manually designing custom systems to meet the needs of an individual location can assure good system performance, but this approach is expensive and requires expertise often beyond what is available in these remote communities.
Michigan is playing a central role in the development of new energy industries. What upcoming job opportunities are developing from these new companies? What educational opportunities are available, or in development, to prepare people for these jobs? Join us for a discussion of these issues including the latest labor market information from the State of Michigan.
The Erb Institute C-Suite Speaker Series brings CEOs and nonprofit leaders to campus to share sustainability strategies and to demonstrate how these strategies help their organization to manage risks and leverage new opportunities. C-Suite Series events typically feature a public lecture followed by a small group hands-on workshop.